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All Human, All Equal

Join us in recognizing Human Rights Day on December 10th, the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948. This year’s theme is equality, as stated in Article 1 of the Declaration: “All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.” Human rights encompass “economic, […]

New Wave Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

During the New Wave movement of the 1960s and 70s, science fiction authors sought to overthrow existing social and aesthetic dogmas by critiquing the status quo of sex, race relations, gender, and environmental degradation, and by incorporating stylistic innovations influenced by the Beat poets, literary modernism and post-modernism, and an interest in expanded consciousness through […]

Native American Resources in GovDocs

November is federally designated National Native American Heritage Month. Several national agencies and museums have created a portal of government resources and events that cover the history, art, culture and heritage of indigenous populations in the United States. The library has put together a display on the first floor showcasing the variety of available government […]

Elections 2021!

Election day is almost here!  On November 2nd, most Minnesota voters will see one or more of these races on their ballots: city officers, school board members, township officers, and local ballot questions (Minnesota Secretary of State).  Wondering how to register? Wondering how and where to vote? Wondering who’s on your ballot?  Visit the Office […]

Early Science Fiction in the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection

Gustavus Library is proud to host the John C. Rezmerski Science Fiction Collection, which includes over 2,000 books, periodicals, and other materials donated to the library by the late poet, editor, and Gustavus professor John Calvin Rezmerski (1942 – 2016). In this blog post and display, the first in a series, we’re highlighting early science […]

Random Reads October 2021: Historical Fiction

Want to travel to another time and place without getting in a car or hopping on a plane? Historical fiction can immerse you in another world! For our first Random Reads blog and display, we’re highlighting some of the most entrancing Historical Fiction novels to be found in our literature collections. The Master of Ballantrae […]

Banned Books @ the Library

Launched in the 1980s, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and draws attention to attempts to censor books in libraries and schools.  The Gustavus Library endorses the American Library Association’s Freedom to Read Statement and therefore affirms that “the freedom to read is essential to our democracy” and that librarians should “make available […]

Constitution Day 2021

Feel free to stop by the library and visit our Constitution Day book display – you can even pick up a FREE pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution.  The pocket constitutions are located near the main entrance on the second floor. If you’re not on campus, we encourage you to visit the library’s online Constitution […]

Remembering 9/11

What are your memories of 9/11? Or if you weren’t aware of it or not born yet, what does it mean to you today?  There’s always more to learn about the history and circumstances leading up to 9/11, the stories of those who experienced it, and its impact on our lives today. Here are just […]

Celebrate National Poetry Month

April 2021 is the 25th anniversary of National Poetry Month! Celebrate the voices of poets from today and the past:      “The Hill We Climb” (excerpt) – Amanda Gorman, 2021      When day comes we ask ourselves,      where can we find light in this never-ending shade? …      We’ve learned that quiet isn’t always […]